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How to Paint a Bewitching White Pumpkin: Halloween Crafts 2022

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Start Preparing for Halloween

Pumpkin season is coming, and Halloween decorations are a must! But then comes in the big debate: To carve or not to carve? That is the question.

Pumpkin carving can be a slimy mess, with seeds and pumpkin guts flying all over the place. While it’s such a classic activity, it can be a little sad when your jack-o-lantern friend becomes a bit squishy after a couple of days.

In this post, we’re helping you put a spell on the classic pumpkin decorating tradition by using some Arteza Premium Acrylic Paints to add a spooky touch. Read the full post to find out how we created a stylish Halloween pumpkin that will be the envy of all the witches in the neighborhood.

Halloween Supplies

How to decorate halloween pumpkin

Paint a Pumpkin Step by Step

Step 1: Base Coat - White

No carving necessary! To start off, you’ll need to use a base color of Arteza Premium Acrylic Paints. We picked white to give our pumpkin a shocking ghost effect. Using a sponge applicator, evenly apply the paint over the whole pumpkin (including the stem) in smooth strokes. Make sure not to leave any orange showing. Let this dry before moving on.

How to decorate halloween pumpkin

Step 2: Create Your Design

It’s all in the details! Now you’ll need to draw out your design. Want to put a cute or ghoulish phrase? Or would you rather leave out words and choose a spooky image instead? You could also go traditional and design your very own jack-o-lantern face! The possibilities here are endless. Once you know what you’d like to have on your pumpkin, draw it out with a fineliner pen.

How to decorate halloween pumpkin

Step 3: Fill in Design with Acrylic Paint

Now for the finishing touches. Fill in the spooky design you created with the fineliner pen using black acrylic paint and an Arteza Detail Paint Brush. This is where your “spooktacular” design will truly shine. Make sure that you’re painting in all of the spaces to guarantee a seamless effect on your creation. Let this dry so you can avoid smudging.

How to decorate halloween pumpkin

The Finishing Touches

Choosing painting over carving will give your pumpkin design the longevity it deserves. With its long-lasting color, Arteza Premium Acrylic Paints will guarantee that you can have your decoration up for the entire month of October. You can either leave the pumpkin inside or outside; the durable nature of the acrylic paints provides a perfect weather-resistant barrier that gives you versatility in your pumpkin placement. We’d personally suggest placing your masterpiece on your porch. This way you can broadcast to witches everywhere that you’re open to receiving an abundance of magical candy this holiday season. Happy Halloween!


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